February 5, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 41

Stories from the February 5, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Crown and roses in hand

Young Liane Angus was too busy playing kickball, dodgeball and climbing trees to think too hard about beauty pageants. Her interests did not change much as she outgrew dodgeball and joined GW’s rugby team. But sometime between the scraped knees and rugby injuries, she attained the poise and intelligence to become a real pageant queen. […]

Refusing to listen

In the Feb. 1 issue of The Hatchet, I was quoted saying how I did not care what my constituents or the Residence Hall Association said (“SA approves finance reform,” p. 1). I just wanted to tell the RHA and the rest of the student body that I do care what my constituents think in […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Site offers textbook exchange

Johns Hopkins University graduate student Volvick Derose promises to save students hundreds of dollars on textbooks with a new Web site launched Jan. 31. The site offers students an opportunity to exchange books with other students without any fees or markups. “We pay too much for textbooks,” said Derose, who is pursuing a degree in […]

Staff Editorial: Constituting change

A group of students inside and outside the Student Association are seeking to place a referendum for a new SA constitution on the ballot in this year’s SA elections. Among other provisions, the new constitution would split the SA Senate into two groups – one representing graduates, the other one speaking for undergraduates. In some […]

Staff Editorial: In a haze

Last semester marked a dark period for GW’s Greek-letter community as two of its member organizations were found in violation of the University’s hazing policy. Student Judicial Services handed down suspensions of two and three years to Alpha Epsilon Pi, a traditionally Jewish fraternity, and Alpha Kappa Alpha, a historically black sorority, respectively. The fact […]

University buys Sigma Nu house

GW bought the Sigma Nu fraternity house Friday in what appears to be the University’s first step in acquiring a row of townhouses on G Street for academic use. Sigma Nu President Mike McElwaine said GW’s offer for the 2028 G St. house was too to big to refuse, considering the house’s poor physical condition […]

Faith in service

I found Lauren Kornutick’s comments in her Feb. 1 Forum article, “Keep taxes out of church,” to be incendiary and offensive. To suggest that President George W. Bush is “promoting tyranny” with his faith-based initiatives program is completely illogical and a gross misinterpretation of the program’s objectives. The reality is that the president acknowledges that […]

GW stumbles at finish line, falls to Xavier

Things just haven’t gone the right way for the GW men’s basketball team this season. And the Colonials’ eight-point overtime loss Saturday night to Xavier was no exception. With less than seven seconds remaining in what became yet another Atlantic 10 classic between GW and Xavier, SirValiant Brown dribbled down the court, stepped just inside […]

Survivor recounts Chinese torture

Aman Turkel wept as he spoke to GW students and others Thursday evening about his torture and heinous treatment at the hands of the Chinese government. Turkel spoke through an interpreter in Lisner Hall, recounting his experiences with brutality in a Chinese prison and what he described as Chinese “persecution” of his native people, the […]